A RIBBON-CUTTING ceremony was held to mark the opening of a mobile health care facility.

Vanguard Healthcare Solutions, operators of mobile healthcare facilities, has developed a purpose-built base at the Riverside Business Centre, in Station Road, Manningtree.

It will hold 11 permanent members of staff and have the capacity to house 50 mobile healthcare units.

The buildings have been completely refurbished with the new office block designed to house a customer innovation centre and a conference facility.

Employees, board members and local business figures came together to mark the opening.

David Cole, chief executive of Vanguard Healthcare Solutions, said: “With a fleet of nearly 50 mobile healthcare units and an active global logistics programme, we needed a purpose-built facility centrally located within a thriving business and community.

“We’re delighted to have renovated the site and created such a high-quality business facility which will offer employment opportunities.”